The scheme, designed on behalf of Blackpool Council, and to be managed by Blackpool Coastal Housing, will see the demolition of the existing 81 flats replaced with 75 new build affordable homes at Troutbeck Crescent, Blackpool.
Situated on a prominent road network into Blackpool, the 2.3 hectare site, will provide an attractive environment that integrates the surrounding Mereside Estate and the approved Whyndyke Garden Village development.
The plans were approved by Blackpool Council in June. The council is now looking to appoint a design-and-build construction partner to deliver the project.
The development will provide a mix of one, two and three-bedroom terraced houses, bungalows, and apartments, all for affordable rent, to meet the need for more high quality affordable housing in Blackpool. The scheme incorporates accessible homes specifically designed to enable independent living for residents with disabilities.
Under the plans, new pathways and walkways will be created and existing trees replanted as part of the landscaping scheme to create a community feel. The main frontage area will be a car-free environment to enhance the green space.
Lawrence McBurney, director at Cassidy + Ashton, said: “The vision for this development is to provide modern affordable housing for the residents, as well as an impressive gateway into Blackpool. Our contemporary design incorporates larger than average social housing, with additional features including utility rooms and raised private balconies.
“We had a great working relationship with the council who were very open to new ideas and our innovative designs. We’re excited to see the final transformation.”
Work is due to start on the new homes in Autumn 2019.